In case you need some seasonal music that doesn't suck - feel free to visit the special 4-hour mix I put together online at XPN's new media site! Here's the intro text, lifted from the site:~~
For those unaware, WXPN has begun its annual 885 countdown this morning ... [two years ago we had listeners vote for the 885 all time greatest songs; last year we did the 885 all time greatest albums] this morning we began to playback the final votes for We started at #885 and, if you were listening this morning, you would have heard (in order starting at #885):BILLY IDOL, WU TANG CLAN, BARRY WHITE, FOREIGNER, R. KELLY, THE FEELIES, STAN RIDGWAY, BOOMTOWN RATS, BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB, THE LIBERTINES, BILL FRISELL, HOODOO GURUS, CESARIA EVORA, ANIMAL LIBERATION ORCHESTRA, JESSE COLIN YOUNG, TED LEO & THE PHARMACISTS, SHEMEKIA COPELAND, THE JAMES GANG, BUCKWHEAT ZYDECO, MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES, MARC BROUSSARD, KIM RICHEY, MADNESS, NOTORIOUS B.I.G., LIONEL RITCHIE, THE BLASTERS, LUCIANO PAVOROTTI, CHRIS REA, THROWING MUSES, SEMISONIC...As many of you know, WXPN is supported by its members - we couldn't do all we do if it wasn't for member support - and that's not a catchphrase, it's true. Everything from our normal mix, our Free At Noon concerts, our annual All About The Music festival, our annual 885 countdowns and of course - our specialty programming like the three I produce: Kids Corner, Land of the Lost and Q'zine ... it wouldn't happen if we didn't have member support!Annual membership is just $50 (that's only 13 cents a day!) or your could pledge more and get some cool Thank You gifts - whichever level you choose, I personally would appreciate it, since it's the final full day of our last fund drive of 2006! https://secure.ga3.org/03/supportwxpn_today_200608(and if you want to give props to me in the comment box on the pledge site, I'm not gonna stop ya!) LOL :)- robert drake
For those into (or not) James Blunt:http://www.lifeaftercoffee.com/2006/06/14/my-cubicle-song-lyrics/
well - it's official ... here's news that I've been sitting on for a while but it is being announced today - both on XPN and in this morning's Inquirer
So who is going this year?Anybody signed up to volunteer? Who are you looking forward to seeing?